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Only one thing can save Lebanon . . .
Someone is trying desperately to plunge Lebanon into another civil war and only one thing can save them from this horrific fate.
As 100,000 mourners packed Martyrs' Square in the centre of Beirut last Thursday for the funeral of Pierre Gemayel, the murdered Christian industry minister, leading members of Hezbollah gathered in sparsely furnished offices in a dusty southern suburb and stared intently at their television screens.
They watched with studied indifference as the crowd chanted "Down with Syria", burnt photographs of Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian President, and accused him of ordering the assassination.
But when the white coffin was borne aloft and the camera zoomed in on the 34-year-old minister's widow Patricia sobbing in the arms of her equally grief-stricken mother-in-law, Hussein Rahal, a senior Hezbollah official, was pricked by emotion.
"As a husband, I couldn't help thinking this could be my wife," he said. "As a father, my heart went out to the family whose loss of a son will be immeasurable."
His comment revealed an unexpected personal affinity between sworn political enemies -- the Christian elite on one side and leading Shia radicals on the other. Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah's secretary-general, whose eldest son died in a raid on an Israeli position in 1997, telephoned Gemayel's father, Amin, a former president, at the weekend with his condolences and the two men talked about their lost boys.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
It's age old, very simple, and well known around the world.
It is the basis for brotherhood among humanity and the only thing that can stop us from annihilating eachother.
It is also the principle that Zionists and those who support them hate most because it runs contrary to their vicious supremacist creed.
Never forget it - for without it we are all doomed.